Modeling and Analysis on a DTN Based Wireless Sensor Network Topology Control

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Wireless Sensor Networks (WSNs) have unlimited and extensive potential application in different areas. Due to WSNs' work environments and nodes behavior, intermitted network connection may occur frequently, which lead packets delay and lose in the process of data transmission. Most related works on WSNs, seldom consider how to address the issue of intermitted network connection in WSNs. To the best of the knowledge, few papers did related work on how to utilize intermitted network connection to control the topology of WSNs and save the battery of nodes in WSNs. Although intermitted network connection in WSNs is not a good phenomenon, when it occurs, it indeed can keep some nodes in power saving mode.